February 27th 2023
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlined rates of fruit, vegetable, and sugary drink intake among young children by state.
November 21st 2022
Supporting parents of youth with eating disorders in and out of the hospitalOctober 11th 2022
At the 2022 AAP National Conference & Exhibition, a practitioner shares her expertise on how to communicate with families to manage a child’s eating disorder (ED) and review practical strategies while increasing patient and family satisfaction.
QSYMIA approved by FDA for treatment of obesity in adolescentsJuly 20th 2022
VIVUS LLC announced the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of QSYMIA (phentermine and topiramate extended-release capsules) for the treatment of obesity in adolescents ages 12 to 17 years.
FDA implements increased flexibilities for foreign importation of infant formulaMay 18th 2022
This week, the agency announced it is encouraging importation of infant formula from usually unutilized foreign means in hopes of increasing access to the product in the wake of the country-wide shortage.
Impact of SNAP on food spendingSeptember 22nd 2020
For low-income families, securing an adequate supply of nutritious foods can be a challenge. There are public programs to help supplement grocery budgets, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) but do these help needy families improve their overall nutrition?
Feeding issues need a family approachSeptember 14th 2020
Parents and caregivers of children with feeding disorders face lot of hurdles. Pediatricians can help by providing family-centered holistic, well-rounded care that takes both medical and social issues into consideration.
Children who use WIC longer eat betterSeptember 14th 2020
Children who are eligible in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and stay enrolled at least until age 2 years fare better than children who leave the program early, despite still being eligible.